Given the fragility of the electric grid and the projection that service costs will increase, the developer Brito Development Group is building 97 luxury residences in Guaynabo that include solar panels, Tesla batteries and piping ready for gas-powered equipment, according to Brito president Alejandro Brito.
The project is Solaris, a 3,074-square-foot single-family home project spread over two levels, which includes three bedrooms convertible to four, 3.5 bathrooms, kitchen, living room, family room and concrete terrace.
The lots are around 375 square feet.
"The recreational facilities are also going to be off-grid. For example, the guard house will be 100% because it has enough roof for the panels," he added.
Brito shared that the photovoltaic installation partner is Power Solar.
Questioned about purchases with financing, he advanced that "we got a product with Banco Popular that includes the mortgage with the system."
"It is time for banks, cooperatives and mortgage houses to start seeing this as something normal. It is the future," Brito said.
In addition to security, the developer indicated that the development will have a communal swimming pool, a clubhouse with an area for activities, a children's playground, a pet park and sand volleyball courts.
Regarding the residences, Brito explained that, since the photovoltaic system is by design, "the panels are cast in the roof slab, there is no need to sweep it afterwards".
In addition, he indicated that the residences are delivered with roof sealing and "as flexible and ready as possible".
As a result, buyers can order the installation of an elevator or cellar in that same space, which can otherwise be converted to storage.
They also provide the addition of a compact pool, known as a plunge pool.
At the same time, he indicated that the included terrace, with dimensions of 23.6 feet by 13 feet, finished slab floor and connections ready to install air consoles, can be closed with sliding security doors, for flexible indoor or outdoor use.
"The houses also come with perimeter fences and grass," added Brito.
El Nuevo Día asked about market conditions in a higher interest rate environment. Brito assured that due to the low inventory of modern residences, in the metropolitan area and really ready for occupancy, Solaris has awakened solid interest, which he estimated at more than 2,000 prospects.
To reduce the possibility of speculation in the pre-sale phase, the company decided that the option would be 10% of the pre-sale price of $899,000, payable in two installments.
Regarding the progress of construction, Brito indicated that they have already moved land and will begin to build units "in January 2023. From there we begin to deliver in 9 to 10 months".
Brito Development Group, with 40 years of experience, has built more than 4,000 housing units ranging from multifamily projects for low-income families to multimillion-dollar mansions and luxury apartment towers.
Some of its projects in the luxury segment in Guaynabo have included Murano Luxury, Las Ramblas, Belair and Belmont at Finca Elena.